Time Machine Restore - New Mac - New Setup

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  1. 18jedi macrumors newbie

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    So I'm returning my current MacBook for a new one. When I get my new one I'm going to restore my old data onto my new MacBook. Apple makes this simple enough per the option at the beginning of the setup.

    Here's where I need some guidance. I don't like the name or settings I currently have, such as my home directory name(or whatever you call it). I want all my old programs, documents, music, and such, but I'm not sure how to do this.

    Some advise and an outline of the procedure I'd be looking at would be great.

    Thanks,
    18Jedi
     
  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    When Mac OS starts for the first time, it'll give you the Migration Assistant option! First create a use account and then use the assistant to restore all your files!
     
  3. 18jedi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So my home directory being named differently won't affect the files that are being restored to it?
     
  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    No!

    P.S.: I've found the assistant utility to be utterly useless! So be prepared to manually drag drop your stuff if it suddenly decides to quit without telling you!
     
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  6. 18jedi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool! Sounds easy enough.

    Thanks for all your help!

    I just switched to mac 2 days ago after 5+ years of PC. So far, I am in love.
     
  7. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Then, Welcome to the Brotherhood!:D

    Enjoy and post any issues that you may have!!!:)
     
  8. 18jedi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am :apple: 4 life. I'll be sticking around, hopefully contributing soon.
     
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